February 22, 2017

Boko Haram terrorists, Nigeria military could face charges before ICC – UN

Both members of the terrorist group Boko Haram and members of the Nigeria military could face human rights charges, the United Nations has said.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said this yesterday in Geneva in reaction to the killing of about 30 people, when their wedding convoy was allegedly attacked by members of Boko Haram in Borno State, last weekend.

Cecile Pouilly, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissio-ner for Human Rights, said the “atrocious attack” was inexcusable and that both sides of the conflict are suspected of committing human rights violations.

She warned that members of Boko Haram could face human rights charges.

Nigerian authorities are also suspected of abuses in their response to the attack.

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